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Manager, Engagement Finance

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10006211 Location Santa Monica, California, United States / New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Aug. 04, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is a new, global business segment for The Walt Disney Company with the mission of providing consumers around the world access to the content they want most, on the latest platforms, at a time of rapidly evolving consumer habits. Combining the Company's direct-to-consumer streaming services – ESPN+, the Disney+ streaming service and its ownership stake in Hulu -- alongside Disney's international media businesses, DMED aligns cutting-edge technology with world-class content and beloved brands to expand the Company's global footprint and deliver highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) Subscriber & Engagement Finance is a highly visible team of professionals with backgrounds in consulting, investment banking, private equity, media & entertainment, and technology who serve as in-house advisers to the Disney Streaming Services’ executive leadership and own the subscriber & engagement growth planning and reporting. The team’s activities and accomplishments have contributed to the rapid growth and success of the Disney Streaming Services.

Job Summary:

We are seeking an Engagement Finance Manager for our global Disney+ businesses, that will support the buildout of our initial Engagement forecasting & reporting infrastructure, models, and processes and later on lead Disney+ Engagement Finance. You will play a key part in providing strategic support, financial analysis and forecasting support to drive our subscriber engagement & retention all while working closely with domestic and regional executive leadership, as well as global content and marketing teams. The right person for this role has phenomenal analytical skills, is an excellent communicator, sets a high bar for him/herself, and must display initiative in anticipating and exceeding the business demands of the key stakeholders. This role will be data-focused, responsible for sharing business insights, providing strategic recommendations, and influencing key operational decisions.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:

  • Develop a world-class Engagement forecasting infrastructure and models for our global Disney+ businesses to support strategic decision making on engagement relevant topics and to fulfill demands of our ad sales operations
  • Lead the overall forecasting, business planning, and budget process for Disney+ user engagement in collaboration with Content, Marketing, and Data Analytics
  • Provide ongoing support to the Ad Sales organization with accurate and timely information on near-term engagement trends and levers to ensure engagement target achievement
  • Lead the executive reporting of Disney+ engagement trends and produce insights that are shared across the company and used to generate targeted recommendations
  • Develop KPIs, metrics and dashboards to understand current and future programming mix.

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

  • 3+ years of professional experience in Tech, Media, Management Consulting, or Investment Banking / Private Equity
  • A passion for the media industry and content as well as a natural curiosity for analytical challenges
  • Strong analytical capabilities and financial modeling skills (MS Excel); proficiency in SQL is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including PowerPoint) and ability to simplify complex matters for an executive audience
  • Highly competent with quantitative data analysis and utilizing data to drive decision-making
  • Organized, self-motivated and comfortable working without guidance, in a fast-growing environment with multiple partners
  • Familiarity with working in or with global, large organizations
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Finance, Economics or similar discipline with an analytical bias; MBA from a top graduate business school (or equivalent experience) is a plus

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Hulu, LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Hulu, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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